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Date for Freebridge Lynn by-election

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Published: Thursday, 29th June 2023

A request to hold an election to fill one vacancy on the Freebridge Lynn division of Norfolk County Council has been received.

The date of the election (subject to a contest) has been fixed as Thursday 3 August 2023.

The Notice of Election was published on Thursday 29 June 2023, and nomination papers must be received by the Returning Officer after that date, but no later than 4pm on Friday 7 July. Please contact Electoral Services for further information on 01553 616773 or e-mail:

Anyone who is not already registered to vote must register by Tuesday 18 July 2023 to be able to vote in this election.

Residents will be able to find the location of their polling station on their poll card, these will be posted out from around 18 July 2023. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

Residents planning to vote at the polling station will require photographic ID. Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a UK or EEA drivers’ licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID is able to apply for free ID online at or by completing a paper form by 5pm on 26 July 2023.

The full list of accepted ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website, along with more information about the new requirement and details of how to apply for the free ID, at

Anyone unable to vote in person on that day should check if they are eligible for a postal or proxy vote by contacting Electoral Services on 01553 616773.

The deadline for applications to vote by post is 5pm on Wednesday 19 July 2023 (whether new or an amendment to an existing arrangement, including postal proxies).

The deadline for new applications to vote by proxy is 5pm on Thursday 26 July 2023.

The last day for receipt of emergency proxy vote applications is 5pm on Thursday 3 August 2023.

Postal votes will be dispatched around 21 July 2023.

The counting of the votes will be held on Friday 4 August 2023 at 10am at the King’s Centre, Wellesley Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1QD.

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